Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Storm Ridersis an exacting, deeply serious, and generous novel. Its great virtue is that it's wise as well as clear-sighted in its faith in human beings. As I read, I continually felt (as I rarely do) that this book could be about me."Ricard Ford "Without sensationalism or self-pity, unsparingly compassionate, Craig Lesley writes of the marginal, the dispossessed, the hardscrabble people of America. He writes with grace and gravity and the driest humor, the quietest passion, the rarest, unjudging justice. This is a beautiful book"Ursula K. LeGuin "A powerful tale with a strong emotional core."Chicago Tribune "Quite a book."The Washington Post Book World "Heartbreaking . . . poignant."The Seattle Times "Lesley skillfully weaves a powerful novel of a father and son in the Northwest, where the harsh reality of present day circumstances mixes with a rich tribal past."The Plain Dealer(Cleveland) "A wrenching and universal story of a family's heartache."The Oregonian(Portland) "This is an emotional look a the relationship between fathers and sons and the complexities of trying to raise a responsible child. Lesley creates chapters that often read like well-crafted short stories, complete in themselves."Library Journal "Prose as clear as the morning air."The Boston Globe "A mystically uplifting take on the eternal distances separating fathers and sons, as well as a larger metaphor for the estrangement that both isolates and protects Indian culture from mainstream America."Kirkus Reviews "A powerful testimony to decency and compassion, and the blindness of a good man."The Bloomsbury Review "[Readers will find] a form of love as profound as it is forlorn in this intense story about loyalty and letting go."Publisher's Weekly(starred review). Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Winner of the Oregon Book Awards H.L. Davis Prize for Fiction
Storm Riders examines the conflicted love of a single father struggling to raise his adopted Native American son, who was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. When a small girl mysteriously drowns near a student-housing complex, the boy is implicated and the father wrestles with his own doubt, guilt, and responsibility.
Bringing to life the austere beauty of the Tlingit Alaskan village of the boy's family, as well as the highly educated pockets of the East Coast, Lesley vividly portrays a father and a son struggling to come to terms with each other and above all, with the truth. This novel, as The Chicago Tribune noted, is "a powerful tale with a strong emotional core."
Recensione: Young Wade drops into Clark's life like a disobedient Skylab. Wade, a Tlingit boy, is Clark's ex-wife's cousin--hardly a close relation. But the mild-mannered Clark, an Oregonian professor trying to make his way in the East, becomes foster father to Wade by attrition; there is simply no one else to care for the boy. In Craig Lesley's humane and beautifully competent fourth novel, Storm Riders, no romance is attached to the notion of saving a Native American child. Lesley makes both his heroes ornery and unlovable--and desperately real.
Mysteries accrue around Wade. At the opening of the book, a neighbor girl drowns and he is blamed for the accident. In fact, throughout Wade's time with Clark, violent events crop up, and Lesley has the guts to leave these events unexplained. This deepens our sense of the core mystery of the story: Wade's damaged childhood remains unknowable. A string of therapists toss about theories--abuse, a learning disability, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome--and Lesley (who was foster parent to such a boy for a decade) shows how meaningless such theories are in the face of the day-to-day reality of Wade's difficulties.
As Wade makes his way back to his tribe, Lesley spins his novel outward into a meditation on the way families are made and the way children are lost. A Tlingit elder describes to Clark the mythical "land otters" who make off with Tlingit children. Clark thinks he knows what the old man is talking about, and remarks that the land otters are a good metaphor for drugs and alcohol. "The old man shook his head. 'Sometimes there are real land otters.'" And that's the grace of Lesley's writing: Wade is a metaphor for all endangered children, and at the same time he's his own distinctive story, no more and no less. --Claire Dederer
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Descrizione libro Picador, New York, NY, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Like new unread novel in unclipped dj in protective sleeve. Codice libro della libreria 012346
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Descrizione libro Picador, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New in As New dust jacket. First Edition; First Printing. 0-312-24554-8Dust jacket is protetced by Bro Dart.; 1.2 x 8.3 x 5.8 Inches; 352 pages. Codice libro della libreria Les10022
Descrizione libro Picador USA, 2000. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. Fourth novel by a distinguished Pacific Northwest writer. Stated first edition, signed by author above author credit on title page. A very nice copy in a fine jacket (price intact). Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 001022